Monday: Tigers vs. Nationals

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The forecast is not very good for this afternoon, and it gets worse as the day goes on. The fact that the tarp was already on the field this morning probably wasn’t a good sign. Still, I would expect they’re going to wait out the forecast to see what the weather is actually like around game time.

Hernan Perez is next up at shortstop, getting the start today. Brad Ausmus invoked an 0ld Leyland phrase yesterday in describing Perez: He’s a baseball player. He likes Perez’s instincts and awareness, and he sees Perez as somebody who can handle the bat. The question will be how well he handle shortstop, which for him is a secondary spot. He was good there at Erie, though not as good as Suarez at his best. If Ausmus does decide to go with two shortstops going into the season, it’s pretty easy to see where Perez fits in.

TIGERS

  1. Rajai Davis, LF
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Alex Avila, C
  5. Austin Jackson, CF
  6. Don Kelly, 3B
  7. Tyler Collins, DH
  8. Hernan Perez, SS
  9. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

P: Anibal Sanchez, Ian Krol, Al Alburquerque, Blaine Hardy, Luke Putkonen

5 Comments

Just read on twitter that a source says that Iglesias now has stress fractures no longer shin splints???

I’m not a doctor, but I thought shin splints were stress fractures.

Yesterday’s game is on MLB Network right now.

Shin splints are inflammation of muscles, tendon and bone tissue. What ticks me off is hearing that he had shin splints last year – I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but did they ever do x-rays to make sure it was just that? Shin splints are painful and if you tend to get them they are hard to get rid of without lots of rest, but hearing about guys having issues now that stemmed from last season is frustrating, wondering why something was not done sooner. Again, I don’t know the ins of what happened, as a fan it is tough to hear.

Just heard on radio Sanchez and davis both scratched

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